Maths Week Scotland 2021
Maths Week Scotland is a Scottish government initiative, aimed at showing the beauty and creativity of Mathematics all around the country.
Every year we take part in the nationwide initiative Maths Week Scotland through a variety of exciting events and activities aimed at family, childern, teenagers and school teachers. In 2021 Maths Week Scotland was celebrated between the 27th September and the 3rd October. Below is a list of our activities for Maths Week 2021. These include both live online events and resources for teachers and educators to use.
Resources for teachers and educators
Climate Change is one of the biggest issues that we are currently facing, but did you know that there is actually a lot of maths behind it? Check out our resources to see some of the number crunching that Climate Scientists do in their fight to save our planet!
The resources include a Powerpoint presentation, together with some notes for teachers and a lesson plan. They can be found on this page.
We are producing a kit of resources for P5-S3 students, aimed at developing mathematical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as showing the creative and fun side of mathematics. The resources will focus on strategy games and some applications of Maths to transport networks. They will include some videos, a range of puzzles catering different abilities, and a document with tips and advice for teachers who want to use them in the classroom. The resources can be found here.
Five Maths graduates working in different sectors explain how they use maths in their jobs, and mention some of the struggles they were facing while studying maths. Then they will present a puzzle which is somehow related to their job. Check this page for further details, and to watch the videos.